Medical Doctor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Holland


Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996.

We are recruiting to fill the position below in our Benue Project:

Job Title: Medical Doctor

Location: Makurdi, Benue
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Type: Indefinite

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries’ health conditions.


  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits , consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patient’s illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.

MSF Section / Context-specific Accountabilities

  • Provide quality medical care to OPD patients with focus on the complicated cases in both general OPD and RH departments as well as ensuring referrals are done in accordance with the prevailing referral policy and in consultation with the MAM/MTL whenever necessary.
  • In collaboration with the Referral Nurse, monitor the quality of care rendered to patients in the selected referral hospitals including proper records on discharge.
  • In collaboration with the NTS, ensure daily functionality of medical activities at the health posts and ensure proper adherence to MSF protocols and guidelines in General OPD and RH departments
  • Provide on-job clinical coaching and organize trainings according to identified needs for both MSF and MOH nurses, CHEWs working at the health posts.
  • Ensure MUAC screening is done for children between 6 – 59 months as part of surveillance for monitoring trends of malnutrition
  • Ensure updated vaccination status according to EPI schedule for all children in collaboration with the local health authority
  • In collaboration with the MWAM and SGBV focal person, ensure a well-coordinated and patient centred care for SGBV survivors including record keeping according to the SGBV protocols.
  • Ensure rational use of medicines and help monitor consumption patterns at the health posts following MSF guidelines and participate in making the medical orders
  • Participate in response to medical emergencies, surveillance of possible outbreaks and in ongoing humanitarian needs assessment
  • Perform any other medical procedures/duties whenever required
  • Perform their duties observing the MSF policies and in compliance with relevant SOPs of the department and immediately reporting to the supervisor whenever compliance is or cannot be met.

Medical Administration:

  • Ensure proper registration of medical morbidity and other records.
  • Contribute to data analysis and compilation of Monthly medical and other relevant reports
  • Maintain confidentiality and secure management of medical records.
  • In collaboration with the Referral Nurse and NTS, ensure timely submission of hospital claims from the designated hospitals to the MAM/MTL

Stock and Drug Management:

  • In collaboration with the MTL and other Key medical Supervisors, participate in the formulation of the PMSL and FMCs.
  • Routinely monitor prescription patterns by clinicians to ensure adherence to MSF protocols.
  • Routinely give TSR feedback to clinicians in terms of ruptures, and overstocks and propose solutions that include the use of alternative drugs, etc.
  • Together with the NTS, ensure all medical equipment are in good working order and are routinely calibrated.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


  • Degree in Medicine, current registration/license as a Medical Doctor


  • 2 years experience minimum as a Medical Doctor.
  • Previous experience in MSF setting or with other NGO will be Desirable:
  • Demonstrable experience in coaching and training others


  • English language essential.
  • Local language, Tiv or Idoma desirable


  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Result
  • Teamwork.

N533,815 monthly

Application Closing Date
25th January, 2023 (05:00 pm)

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Send their Cover Letter, latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) and photocopies of only necessary credentials with telephone contact details (daytime) to: using “Medical Doctor” as the subject of the mail.


  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • NO Transportation and/or any allowance will be provided during the recruitment process.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization


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